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January 12, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Is There a Rift in Iraq’s Insurgency?

This publication is now archived. IntroductionU.S. officials in Iraq claim to be holding talks with Sunni Arab members of the insurgency, according to recent news reports. The talks coincide with a r…

February 17, 2006

Defense Technology
New Realities in the Media Age

Watch U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld address the Council on Foreign Relations on the war in Iraq and the challenges of modernizing U.S. forces' communications capabilities in "today's medi…

February 17, 2006

Defense Technology
New Realities in the Media Age

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April 26, 2006

Syria
Syria: Has Assad Dodged a Bullet?

Bashar al-Assad, whose regime looked shaky under international pressure last year, is consolidating his power and cracking down on dissent. Despite a UN probe linking Syrian officials to the assassin…

June 5, 2006

Iraq
The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Is Shia Power Cause for Concern?

ETHAN S. BRONNER:  Welcome to the second part of this three-part examination of the rise of Shiism and the Shia crescent in the Middle East.   I’m Ethan Bronner.  I’m the deputy foreign editor of th…

June 5, 2006

Iraq
The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Implications for U.S. Policy in the Middle East

RICHARD N. HAASS:  If those standing will sit, if those seated will stay seated—let me welcome you to the third and final panel of this extravaganza.One of the many ways in which I was—I’ve been rem…

June 5, 2006

Iraq

June 7, 2006

Wars and Conflict
Cordesman: Report to Congress on Iraq War Borders on ’Deception’

Anthony H. Cordesman, a leading analyst of the Iraq war, says that the Defense Department’s latest report to Congress on the status of the Iraq war borders on "deception" by painting an overly upbeat…

September 11, 2006

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Musharraf’s Taliban Problem

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is under increasing pressure from NATO and the United States to clamp down on Taliban militants, but internal resistance from Pakistani Islamists is preventing hi…